20 April 2018

US Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump's New NASA Chief

US Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump's New NASA Chief


Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran, and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote and will become the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) seven months after Trump named him to lead the agency.

Bridenstine, 42, has expressed an interest in returning humans back to the moon, spoken of closer ties between NASA and the commercial space industry, and has voiced skepticism about human-caused climate change.

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • NASA is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States.
  • NASA founded on 29th July 1958.
  • Headquarters of NASA- Washington, D.C., USA.
Source- DD News

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